The average salary for an Executive Chef in South Africa is R296,609.
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Job Description for Executive Chef
The job of executive chefs is to share their knowledge and experience with employees under them, delegate tasks, and ensure the quality of all food produced in their kitchens. An executive chef needs expert culinary knowledge and insight into how to run a kitchen. They must also be knowledgeable of needed kitchen equipment and able to track inventory. Those working under the executive chef must be able to follow the executive chef’s orders; that means an executive chef must train his or her team…Read more
Executive Chef Tasks
- Develop menus, special dishes and supervise food preparation.
- Oversee back of house labor percentages and budgets, cost of goods sold and other expenses.
- Manage all food and beverage operations, quality and related costs.
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Popular Skills for Executive Chef
Skills in Menu Planning, Food Preparation, Budget Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Chef
An early career Executive Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R144,000 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Executive Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R177,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Executive Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R356,971 based on 75 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R300,000.
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